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Spotlight

Trade groups ask bureau to rescind examination manual

Banking trade groups have jointly called for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to withdraw a revised examination manual which would allow it to scrutinize discriminatory conduct under its authority to enforce the Consumer Financial Protection Act’s prohibition on unfair, deceptive and abusive acts and practices.

News

U.S. Bank fined $37.5 million for account fraud

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined U.S. Bank $37.5 million for knowingly allowing employees to illegally access customer credit reports and for opening checking, savings and credit accounts without permission for more than a decade.

Bank of America fined $225 million

Federal regulators fined Bank of America $225 million for mishandling the distribution of pandemic unemployment dollars and other public benefits. 

CFPB says ‘pay-to-pay’ fees often illegal

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued an advisory opinion late last month affirming that federal law frequently prohibits debt collectors from charging “pay-to-pay” fees.